Catholic Charities Golf Classic is Sept. 25

The 2017 Bishop McDonald-Catholic Charities Golf Classic will be Sept. 25 at the Maumelle Country Club. It will offer a four-person scramble with tee times at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 

This will be the 23rd year for this event, which will include complimentary beverages and meals along with awards following morning and afternoon plays. You can get involved in two ways: be a sponsor or register a team to play.

Sponsorship opportunities ranch from a hole sponsor for $300 to serving as tournament underwriter for $10,000 or more. If you would like to be a sponsor or register your team, please contact Bridget Lewis at (501) 664-0340, ext 379.

In 2016, proceeds for this event exceeded $40,000. There were 136 participants in teams of four from across Arkansas.

This tournament is the primary fundraiser for the ministries and programs of Catholic Charities of Arkansas.

These include: adoption, immigration and refugee resettlement services, free medical care and assistance for the poor, natural disaster response, legislative advocacy, support for those struggling with addictions, prison ministry and resources to assist in parish outreach and social justice.

In 2016, proceeds for this event exceeded $40,000. There were 136 participants in teams of four from across Arkansas. More than 50 organizations and individuals sponsored the tournament, including underwriter CHI St. Vincent. For more information, including the list of winners, visit Arkansas Catholic.

The golf tournament was named in honor of the late Bishop Andrew J. McDonald who served as shepherd for the Diocese of Little Rock from 1972 to 2000. It was during his tenure that Catholic Charities of Arkansas was established. The McDonald Center, which is home to the offices of Catholic Charities, is also named in his honor.